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Today In Washington

Highlights of today's events in Washington:

President Bush signs the FISA Amendments Act of 2008. (White House, 1:15 p.m.)

• Labor Secretary Elaine Chao speaks to the League of United Latin American Citizens' 79th Annual National Convention and Exposition. (Hilton Washington, 1:15 pm.)

 

• Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff address the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center dedication ceremony. (National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, noon)

• Defense Secretary Robert Gates welcomes Secretary of State for Defense of the United Kingdom Desmond Browne. (Pentagon, 12:30 p.m.)

• Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson testifies before the House Financial Services Committee hearing on "Financial Market Regulatory Restructuring." (2128 Rayburn, 10 a.m.)

 

• The Senate meets at 9:30 a.m. to resume consideration of the House message to accompany H.R.3221, the Housing reform bill. At 10:30 a.m. there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on H.R.3221.

• The Senate is also expected to hold votes on confirmation of the nominations of Gen. David Petraeus to be commander of the U.S. Central Command and Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno to be commander of the Multi-National Force-Iraq.

• The House meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business.

Barack Obama delivers remarks at an Economic Security for America's Women Town Hall. (Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax, Va., 1:15 p.m.)

 

• Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove has been subpoenaed to testify at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on "Politicization of the Justice Department and Allegations of Selective Prosecution." (2141 Rayburn, 10 a.m.)

• Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., and Reps. Janice Schakowsky, D-Ill., Betty Sutton, D-Ohio, and Walter Jones, R-N.C., take part in a news conference to support legislation that would require U.S. service members whose tours of duty are involuntarily extended receive special pay for the duration of their extension. (385 Russell, 11:30 a.m.)

• House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Reps. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Mary Fallin, R-Okla., host a news conference on energy. (House Radio/TV Gallery, 11:15 a.m.)

• House Energy Independence and Global Warming Chairman Edward Markey, D-Mass., participates in an event with environmental experts and high school students from the U.S. Gulf Coast to brief members of Congress on the risks from global warming. (210 Cannon, 10 a.m.)

• Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, hosts a news conference on the introduction of a single article of impeachment against Bush. (Cannon Terrace, 2 p.m.)

• Details on these and other events are available in today's Daybook.

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